Post # 1
As a few of you know already I’m Seventeen years old and getting married in November. I know a lot of people don’t really agree with it, my family mainly, but I’m one hundred and fifty five million percent happy with this man i will soon be calling my husband!!! (We’ve been bestfriends for five years)
Well we’ve finally figured out where we want to have our wedding, at a field down the street from his house. His family is very close to the owners, we’ll be asking them tomorrow(he has band practice today). We’ve got the contract for our photographer!!! Which I am VERY EXCITED ABOUT!!! ( http://www.scottplauche.com ) And are very happy with the florist we might use. ( I say "might" because there is a company called Save it for the Honeymoon who does a whole bunch of things for weddings and charges oh so little)
I may also be about to tell two of my bridesmaids goodbye and be on the hunt for some new ones!
and My amazing Mr. Bobbypin is doing lots of overtime and i soon will be once spring break hits.
But one of my biggest delemas(sorry about the spelling) is weither or not we’ll go to prom? Now how many brides on here can say that?
Post # 3
Good Luck!!! I can’t imagine getting married so young (makes me feel real old at 32!) but I wish you all the best. As for going to prom, I never went and I don’t have any regrets, but I definitley wanted to do the girly wedding dress thing to make up for it. And what happened? I found "the" dress on the first day of shopping! So I guess what I’m saying is save your money for the wedding unless you and your FI are set on going to prom.
And FYI, my oldest brother and his wife were 18 (him) and 17 (her) when they got married and they’ve been married for 24 years. They’ve had ups and downs like anyone but are still in love with each other. Just make sure this is what your ready for and realize that every day isn’t going to be perfect.
Post # 4
Congrats on finding a spot! I know how mind boggeling that can be!! I def. can’t imagine getting married so young. But things and times are different. So if you know you are making the right choice then do the dew ( no pun intended!
I think prom would also be fun. a prom and a wedding, too many dresses for me 🙂
Post # 5
I didn’t go to my prom because I didn’t have a date and didn’t want to just go with a gal pal. I don’t really regret it, but I would definitely have gone if I had a date.
Just think how funny it will be to look back on the prom picture when your dress and hair are totally out of date!
Post # 6
Ugh prom was the WORST — but I’m glad I had the experience! You’re really coming along with the planning which is awesome 🙂
Post # 7
Ok, just my opinion, but you HAVE to go to prom!!
Imagine, twenty years from now you have a daughter getting ready for prom, and you get to pull out photos of Mom and Dad from back when they went to prom together! How cool would that be??
If you’re worried about how expensive it is (I would be!), there are lots of ways to make it cheaper. Just take one of your cars rather than a limo. Skip the fancy dinner before. Get a dress from somewhere like Ross or Marshalls or TJ Maxx (you’ll be amazed at the deals you can find!).
I think you should go, have fun, and finish off high school right. Don’t skip out on some great moments in your life just because your next great moments are coming up soon.
But again, that’s just my opinion. Do whatever makes you happy!
Post # 8
we did decided to go!!! I"m just looking for a dress right now so if anyone has a dress in size 2 that they would like to get rid of i’ll pay shipping and handleing!!!just send me picts at [email protected]!!!
i’m looking at a few my bridesmaids have so yeap….
i’m excited and also going to try for prom queen! HA HA
Post # 9
Just a curiosity question if your parents don’t agree how are you getting married. Or are you allowed to get married at 17 in AK. I thought it was 18 in all 50 states. Congrats on finding your venue. Go to prom it is one of those cheesy high school memories and even if it isnt that great it is a chance to spend time with friends before you graduate and everyone I know who never went regrets it.
Post # 10
@Jenred: As long as you have parental consent you can get married under the age of 18. Every state has different laws.
Make sure that you know you state laws and have the proper documents.
My high school did not allow married students to continue their education. So you may want to make sure that this will not be an issue.
I loved my prom and had a wonderful time at it. It was a huge deal and me and all of my girlfriends had a prom breakfast at a friends home and spent the day getting hair and make up done then into our dresses and taking tons of pictures then we all went to a great dinner then to the prom. Then proceeded to party all night.
I loved my senior year of high school and I am loving wedding planning. I will say though that I am glad one did not over shadow the other.
Post # 11
Wow I couldn’t imagine getting married at 17 (thank god for that cuz then I’d be married to the ex) but if you feel its right then more power to you.
Personally, my prom sucked and I stayed for about an hour before me and some friend hightailed it out of there and went back home for a party. But I also didn’t have many friends in my grade, most were already out of high school or went to different schools. But I’m glad I had the experience and went with my then best friend who was a grade behind me since me and the ex weren’t together at the time. Glad you decided to go to yours
Post # 12
WOAH WOAH WOAH
I’m not going to be 17 when we get married I’ll be 18.
I know what you mean. I actually went to a different highschool my junior year and then trasnfered back to this one. So i lost a lot of friend ships. But i’m thinking we’ll be going with a few of my friends.